Kay

York

7Good deeds

7runs

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Kay signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Rake and reseed part 2

Tue 6 Apr 18:30 pm
Chapmans Pond, Moor Lane, York, YO24 2QY
Improving Chapmans Pond site for its users

Anne form the Friends of Chapmans Pond asked us to help with raking the margins of the paths, barrowing debris away and then thinly scattering hedgerow shade plants seed with soil and walking in. We did the first section last week and this will be a continuation of that task.

Anne will provide tools necessary for the task and be waiting for us by the notice board at the site entrance.

Bring your gardening gloves.

///what3words: jolly.posts.milk

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Kay went on a community mission
Community mission
York

'Path'nership working

Sat 3 Apr
Report written by Michal Czekajlo

Today we have tried a staggered start mission for the first time since the end of the recent lockdown. The task was to create a path across the bird garden to improve access to the bird feeder.

Under the careful guidance of Moira (Bird Garden Project Manager) team 'Three PM' started with removing the top 5/6cm layer of top soil densely populated with various weeds and dismantling wooden pallets for path edging.

On arrival the leader of team ‘Four fifteen PM' was briefed by the ‘Three PM’ leader on the task requirements and went to wipe tool handles with disinfectant wipes provided by the task owner.

The brief was passed to the team and shortly after John, Maddy, Lauren and Kay were hacking at the hard to penetrate top layer of what was to become a barchchip path. John and Lauren started at one end with Maddy and Kay at the other to allow for sufficient social distancing. Michal went to dismantle two wooden pallets for more path edging and Mora joined in with the work to provide guidance.

While this was taking place John asked Anne to show Michal the effective broom technique that she demonstrated at the last community mission. Michal found out that the success of it depended on your vocal skill as singing was required for a proper rhythm.

Chatting and laughing was in abundance and barrow after barrow of soil-weed mix was being moved to the designated area. Mora was carefully fixing the wooden edging and the path was starting to look like one. After about 50 min of forking and spading both ends of the path have met at the centre. Mora decided that laying the membrane and barkchip will have to wait until another day. The tools have been put away and it was time for a team photo and a quick chat about bikes and cycling before heading our own ways home.

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Kay signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Digging holes for fence posts

Tue 13 Apr 18:00 pm
Park Grove Primary Academy , Park grove , York , YO31 8LG
8

Fancy a good workout? Then this is the task for you! We need to dig 15 fairly deep holes for some fenceposts. The poles are 2m apart so the perfect socially distanced task! Please bring your own gloves.

Meet on the school field

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Kay signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Dig the base 2/2

Sat 3 Apr 16:15 pm
Chapmans Pond, Moor Lane, York, YO24 2QY
Improving bird garden accessibility

Second session digging a base for a path around the bird garden, lining with a weed proof membrane and topping with chippings and stone to enable year round access to the garden and bird feeders.

We are taking over from the first team of 6 who have been working on site just before us.

Tools will be supplied and Anne will meet us by the notice board at the site entrance.

Bring your gardening gloves.

///what3words: jolly.posts.milk

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Kay signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Ashton Avenue Play Park

Mon 26 Apr 18:30 pm
Ashton Park, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6EY
Creating safe space for children to play

Environment and Community Team at the Council asked us to dig over bark chip under play equipment outside fenced off area and weed/tidy under play equipment inside fenced off area.

Kristina will meet us at the play area entrance from Burton Stone Lane and supply with tools.

Bring your gardening gloves.

///what3words: nails.much.stage

26.03.2021 UPDATE The new guidance released yesterday states that after 12th April we are allowed up to 8 people at an outdoor task. At the time of creating this task I was hoping that the limit will be higher, but was wrong. We will most likely have a staggered start with two teams of 8 - one digging over the bark chip in one location and the second one weeding in the enclosed play area bit. Watch this space for updates.

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Kay signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Turning compost bins

Mon 19 Apr 18:30 pm
James Backhouse Place, York, YO24 2NS
Creating nutrient rich garden soil amendment

The leaf compost at West Bank Park needs turning again. Kristina asked us to do all the compost bin locations in the park. Compost created is used in flower beds across West Bank Park and even transported to other parks in York.

Bring your gardening gloves.

Our host Kristina will meet us by the tools shed at the James Backhouse Place gate.

IMPORTANT

I expect the COVID-19 guidance to allow for a group of 12 to be present at a community mission. Should that not be the case we will look to organise appropriate staggered start timing.

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Kay went on a training session
Training session
York

Both elbows on the floor

Mon 1 Mar
Report written by Michal Czekajlo

Today we sweated together and tried to keep the balance.

The high intensity intervals session focussed mainly on legs and was just over 25min long. We finished it with a deep runner stretch including a pose with both elbows on the floor.

You have to be relly stretchy to do that - Barbara

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Kay signed up to a training session
Training session
York

Online workout with Michal

Mon 1 Mar 19:05 pm
YOUR own house, your OWN house, your own HOUSE
Enhanced physical and mental wellbeing

Get ready for fast feet, side plank and many more.

The session will be approx 20min long, with some time after for a chat.

I will email you the Zoom link on the day.

See you on the screen!

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